Originally Posted by TaylorStSox
He's not an excellent fielder. That's a Hawk myth.
How do you figure? Statistically he has been well above average as well, except this year. Look at 2012. .990 Fielding percentage along with above average range factors and 110 double plays. Fourth in the AL in fielding, fourth in range factor, third in assists and first in double plays.
I'll agree he didn't play up to his past standards this year, but I don't know how you can argue with numbers from the previous years.